Forbidden Broadway (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Forbidden Broadway
Author: Jonathan Penn
Publisher: (2nd Edition TBA Beaten Track Publishing)
Release Date: August 10, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 112
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Charlie Perkins grew up in the middle of nowhere. His mom, the local Drama teacher, instilled in him a lifelong love of musical theater. He sings and dances, but he gave up his childhood dream of performing professionally and got his nursing degree before moving to New York City to work in home health care.

Nate Sonntag is a serious businessman. He gives his all to the success of the import/export company he inherited from his father. Working all those extra hours is also a convenient way to avoid dealing with the emotional fallout of the traumatic events that placed everything in his hands.

When Nate contracts Charlie’s agency to care for his elderly grandfather, he ends up getting far more than he expected. Charlie doesn’t know what to expect, but he’s perplexed when Nate tells him that under no circumstance is he to mention anything about the theater in his grandfather’s presence. The subject of Broadway is strictly forbidden!

Oh, I liked this story! The author has sprinkled great Broadway show tunes and musicals throughout as he tells the tale of Charlie and Nate. Their love story is low-angst and they fit together like well … the perfect lyrics with the perfect melody.

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